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When Small is Big: Mini Vegetables

Posted on 5th Sep, 2012 by Hillary Mickell
When Small is Big: Mini Vegetables

Baby, mini, dwarf, petit, midget – the mini vegetable has become common at grocery stores and farmers markets alike. Mini-vegetables are bred to grow to a much smaller size than their full size brethren. They provide a great opportunity for those with limited garden space to still enjoy a backyard or rooftop garden. (Calling all green thumbs!) It may not be the White House Garden, but it can be a sustainable source of organic produce to enjoy seasonally. Whether you grow them yourself or not, they are a delightful way to add variety to your standard vegetable fare.

Some of our favorite “minis”:

1. The Potato
Baby Hasselback Potatoes by An Edible Mosiac
2. Mini Pumpkins
Roasted Mini-Pumpkin Bowls by Sunset
3. Baby Squash
Asparagus, Baby Zucchini, and Pesto Gratin by Dash and Bella
4. Baby Root Veggies
Roasted Baby Root Vegetables by Sunday Suppers
5. Pearl Onions
Peas and Pearl Onions by Martha Stewart
6. Baby Chard
Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts and Baby Chard by Salad Pride
7. Baby Beets
Braised Whole Baby Beets by Nourished Kitchen
8. Baby Eggplant
Roasted Baby Eggplant by Real Simple
9. Baby Artichokes
Pan Roasted Baby Artichokes by Real Simple

Photograph by Celine Steen

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